Wermth

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Wermth are wearable, poseable snakes first sold for silvers by NPC merchant Ambie at premium Windfellow's Retreat Festival 2020 on Mist Harbor. These items create a unique character feature line in a character's LOOK which does not conflict with any other unique feature lines.

Ambie brought a bucket of snakes and pulled out a random snake for each person who was selected. The snake could be a large onyx-scaled mamba, a thin banded pit viper, a slender black garter snake, or a sinuous diamondback rattlesnake. Those snakes could then be customized to virtually any type of snake, with the common sense limitation that it needs to be of a size that the messaging makes sense (a fairly large snake which can still be worn without difficulty).

Tier 1

Usage

Verb Style First Third
MUMBLE n/a You mumble gently to your mamba, and it eyes you for a long moment, then bobs its head slightly, comprehending your desire for it to adorn your <location>. Person mumbles to her a large onyx-scaled mamba for a moment, and it bobs its head slightly in acknowledgement.
REMOVE n/a Person's onyx-scaled mamba flicks its forked tongue once, then raises its head from its post on Person's forearm. With a lazy blink, it slithers down into her grasp, its movements languid. The onyx-scaled mamba flicks its forked tongue once, then raises its head from its pose, gazing around the area with interest. With a lazy blink, it slithers down into your grasp, its movements languid.
RUB n/a You run a careful hand over the body of your onyx-scaled mamba, feeling the power of its form. The mamba doesn't move in response, though you can feel the slightest shift of its muscles as it quivers beneath your touch. Person gently runs a hand across her onyx-scaled mamba, gently trailing fingers across its form in a delicate caress.
WEAR arm You hold out one arm, and your onyx-scaled mamba slithers down it, coiling itself around the arm as it goes. Each resulting loop is perfectly parallel and evenly spaced from the one before it. When the onyx-scaled mamba's head reaches the back of your hand, it tightens its muscles to hold the pose, becoming perfectly still. Person holds out one arm, and his blue horned viper slithers slowly across it, coiling itself around the arm as it goes. Each resulting loop is perfectly parallel and evenly spaced from the one before it. When the viper's head reaches the back of Person's hand, it comes to a halt, lying perfectly still.
WEAR chest You lift your diamondback rattlesnake toward your collarbone, and it lithely slithers across your shoulder, across the back of your neck, and down the opposite shoulder across your upper chest. It repeats the process until it's correctly apportioned itself, then it tightens its muscles to hold the pose, becoming perfectly still. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
WEAR leg You extend one leg carefully, and your diamondback rattlesnake undulates smoothly, winding its way out of your grasp and across your thigh. The sensation of its musculature constricting just enough to hold its position glides over the surface of your leg, coming to rest when its entire body is coiled in perfect symmetry, with its head against the outside of your ankle. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
WEAR shoulders You lift your diamondback rattlesnake over your head and across the back of your neck, where it flexes its supple body, undulating up and down its length in a slow dance of musculature. When it finishes, it slowly relaxes, allowing its neck and tail to drape across your shoulders and across the front of your torso. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
WEAR waist You gently guide your diamondback rattlesnake to your waist, where it slithers gently around your hip and across your back, curling around your opposite hip, winding itself around you. The sensation of the rattlesnake's weight settling into place is punctuated by a slight tightening when it has finished positioning itself. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!

Tier 2

Usage

Verb Style First Second Third
DANCE Targeted, female You give Person2 a playful grin and being to sway, your hips moving in perfect time to an internal melody. As the rhythm in your mind increases, so does the pace of your dancing. Your eyes lock with Person2's as you caress your onyx-scaled mamba, emulating its sinuous movements to the best of your ability. Person gives you a playful grin and begins to sway, her hips moving in a sinuous motion as she caresses her onyx-scaled mamba. Her eyes lock with yours as she undulates, the movements smooth and almost hypnotic. Person gives Person2 a playful grin and begins to sway, her hips moving in a sinuous motion as she caresses her onyx-scaled mamba. Person's eyes lock with Person2's as she undulates, her movements smooth and almost hypnotic.
DANCE Untargeted, female You give a playful grin and begin to sway, your hips moving in perfect time to an internal melody. As the rhythm in your mind increases, so does the pace of your dancing. You gently caress your onyx-scaled mamba as you move, emulating its perfect, sinuous movements to the best of your ability. n/a Person gives a playful grin and begins to sway, her moving in perfect time to an unheard melody. Her rhythm increases slowly, and caresses her the onyx-scaled mamba coiled around her neck as she moves, clearly mimicking its sinuous movements to great effect.
DANCE Targeted, male You give Person a playful grin and strike a momentary pose, then slowly begin to swivel your hips to an internal staccato beat. Your arms stretch out in counterpoint, swaying in perfect rhythym as your eyes lock with Person's. Your two-headed mamba lifts its head from your forearm gracefully and sways along with your every movement as you lightly step forward and back, perfectly balanced. Person gives you a playful grin and strikes a momentary pose, then slowly begins to swivel his hips in a staccato rhythm. His arms stretch out in counterpoint as his lightly steps forward and back, his two-headed mamba lifting its head from his forearm and swaying along with his every movement. Person gives Person2 a playful grin, then strikes a momentary pose before beginning to swivel his hips in a precise, staccato manner. Person stretches his arms out in a counterpoint, swaying in perfect rhythm as he begins to step lightly back and forth, his eyes never leaving Person2's. His fiery red bush viper lifts its head from his neck gracefully and sways along.
DANCE Untargeted, male You strike a momentary pose, then begin to swivel your hips to an internal staccato beat. Your arms stretch out in counterpoint, swaying in perfect rhythm as you begin to lightly step forward and back. Your two-headed mamba lifts its head from your forearm gracefully and sways along. n/a Person strikes a momentary pose, then begins to swivel his hips in a precise, staccato manner. He stretches his arms out in a counterpoint, swaying in perfect rhythm as he begins to step lightly back and forth. his two-headed mamba lifts its head from his forearm gracefully and sways along.
NUDGE n/a Your onyx-scaled mamba snaps its head up, glaring around with malice. Its gaze locks onto Person2 and it goes rigid. Person2's posture changes as she realizes she's being stared down by your onyx-scaled mamba. After a very tense moment, the mamba relaxes somewhat and returns to its original position, though it keeps a suspicious eye on Person2. You idly glance over at Person and then realize that her onyx-scaled mamba is staring right at you! You take careful note of the implied malice of the mamba's stare. After a tense moment, the mamba relaxes somewhat and turns its gaze away. You feel your stomach settle a bit as the momentary adrenaline passes. You can't help but notice that it's keeping its eye on you, though. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
POSE Female You take a deep breath and stretch one leg out in front of you. You tilt your body just right to. highlight the graceful lines of the onyx-scaled mamba perfectly coiled about your forearm. The effect is surely breathtaking! n/a Person takes a deep breath and stretches one leg out in front of her, balancing effortlessly. She tilts her body just right to accentuate the grace and beauty of the onyx-scaled mamba coiled around her forearm.
POSE Male You throw back your shoulders and firm up your posture, sweeping the room with a commanding gaze. Your two-headed mamba lifts its head from your forearm and arches its neck in an aggressive manner, mimicking your demeanor perfectly before settling back into place. n/a Person throws back his shoulders and firms up his posture, sweeping the room with a stern gaze. The two-headed mamba wrapped around his forearm lifts its head and arches its neck in a fluid motion, taking on an aggressive pose for a long moment, then settling back into place.
TOUCH n/a You carefully touch the skin of your mamba, and it writhes slightly, the ambient light glinting off its muscular body. It shifts for just a moment, long enough to catch the eye of any passersby, then goes still once more. n/a Person's onyx-scaled mamba writhes slightly as she touches its skin. As it moves, its sinuous grace is plain to see. The carefully controlled roll of its muscular body causes the ambient light to momentarily glint off of it. It shifts for just a moment, then goes still once more.

Tier 3

Analyze

You analyze your diamond-backed rattlesnake and sense that the creator has provided the following information:

This is a wearable, poseable snake. When worn, it parks itself in your UNIQUE feature field.

This particular snake currently looks like this:

a slender diamond-backed rattlesnake

The snake's description can be altered by any merchant who feels comfortable doing so. Remember: This must remain a fairly large snake for the messaging to work.

This diamond-backed rattlesnake is fully unlocked to Tier 3. Verbs are: Mumble, Wear, Remove, Rub, Touch, Pose, Dance, Nudge, Prod, Wave, and Lean. Ambients have also been unlocked, and are toggled off and on via the PROD verb.

These snakes are only able to be worn for a limited amount of time before they become too uncomfortable and slither down into your hands. If you remove them manually before that point, you're fine, but if they get to the point of exhaustion, there will be a one hour cooldown while it rests up before it may be worn again.

This diamond-backed rattlesnake may be worn for about 80 minutes before becoming exhausted and entering cooldown mode.

Usage

Verb Style First Second Third
LEAN Shoulders to arm You lean gracefully forward, allowing one arm to fall loosely in front of you towards the floor. Your diamondback rattlesnake glides from your neck down around your forearm, curling around in a perfect spiral. n/a Person leans gracefully forward, allowing one arm to fall loosely in front of him towards the floor. His blue horned viper glides from his neck down to his forearm, curling around in a perfect spiral.
LEAN Waist to leg You delicately stretch one leg out in front of you and lower your arm to your hip on that side. Your diamondback rattlesnake glides gracefully down your hip, undulating across your thigh as it coils itself around your leg. n/a Person stretches one leg out in front of her and lowers her arm to her hip on that side. Her diamondback rattlesnake glides down her hip, coiling itself around her leg.
LEAN Leg to waist You lean backward, and your diamondback rattlesnake slithers around your thigh and up to your waist, encircling you a few times before tightening its coils as it settles into position. n/a Person leans backward, and his blue horned viper slithers around his thigh and up to his waist, encircling him a few times before settling into place.
LEAN Waist to shoulders You cock your hips to one side, then the other, and your diamondback rattlesnake moves with the motion, undulating as it begins to slither up your torso. It wraps around and around, traveling upwards, until it comes to a rest draped across your shoulders. n/a Person cocks his hips to one side, then the other, and his blue horned viper moves with the motion, undulating as it slithers up his torso, coming to a rest draped across his shoulders.
LEAN Unknown You drop one shoulder low, and your diamondback rattlesnake responds to the motion, languidly letting its head droop low across your chest. It slithers across your collarbone, then completely around the front of your neck, looping around until it has correctly apportioned itself. n/a Person drops one shoulder low, and his blue horned viper begins to coil itself around his neck, slithering across his collarbone and looping itself around until it's formed itself into a perfectly symmetrical curve.
PROD n/a You gently poke your diamondback rattlesnake, and it slowly rotates its head to regard you cooly. Its tongue flickers once, then again. After a pregnant pause, it dismisses you and returns to its original pose.

Your diamondback rattlesnake seems to be slightly more alert and aware of its surroundings. / Your diamondback rattlesnake seems to relax slightly, taking less note of its surroundings.

n/a Person gently prods her diamondback rattlesnake. The rattlesnake turns its head to regard her cooly for a long moment before dismissing her and returning to its original pose.
WAVE worn You raise one hand high overhead in a sinuous wave, and your diamondback rattlesnake undulates along with the motion, matching the rhythm of its movements to your own. For a moment, your rattlesnake and you are moving perfectly in concert, but the moment passes and you lower your hand once more. n/a Person raises one hand high overhead in a sinuous wave, and her diamondback rattlesnake undulates along with the motion, matching its movements to her own.
WAVE Targeted, worn or not You raise one hand languidly in a casual wave to Person2. As you do, your diamondback rattlesnake orients itself in the same direction and fixes Person2 with an intense gaze before dipping its head in a small nod of acknowledgement. Person raises a hand in a casual wave towards you. As he does, his blue horned viper orients itself in the same direction and fixes you with an intense gaze before dipping its head in a small nod of acknowledgement. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
WAVE Held/not-worn You raise your diamondback rattlesnake high overhead, waving it slowly from side to side. The rattlesnake reflexively curls itself tightly around your hand. n/a Person raises his blue horned viper high overhead, waving it slowly from side to side.

Additional Information

Cooldown Mode

The snakes are living things, and are 'forcing' themselves into a pose for you. They can only hold it for so long before they will come unstuck and put themselves into your hands. Cooldowns by tier are 25, 50, and 80 minutes respectively. If your hands are full at that time, you get a message about how the snake is uncomfortable, and time gets added to the cooldown period before it can be worn again. Go AFK with your hands full and you could be faced with a LONG time before your snake can be worn again!

Alteration Guidelines

The snake must remain some form of non-legged, scale-having serpent. It must be large enough in its natural form to encircle a being's waist, while not being so large that it makes no sense to twine around a forearm. Any naturally occurring snake from the real world is fine, so long as the name doesn't violate any other policy guidelines and alteration guidelines. Cobbling dyes may not be used to make these snakes glow, shimmer, sparkle, or anything of the sort.

Questions and Answers

Can Wermth have the noun eel?
GM Quilic: No.

Can Wermth have the noun selshis?
GM Quilic: Yes.

Resources

Wermth Information
Type Fluff
Feature altering
Item Classification Accessory
Item(s) Applied to Wermth only
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep
Feature(s) Altered Yes
Feature line
Original Release Merchant Ambie
Original Release Venue Windfellow's Retreat Festival 2020
Tiered Yes
Number of Tiers 3
How to Unlock Merchant
Restrictions See section on alterations
Item Verbs
DANCE LEAN MUMBLE NUDGE
POSE PROD REMOVE RUB
TOUCH WAVE WEAR